Schmalbach Named Editor-in-Chief Elect of Major Journal
Cecelia E. Schmalbach, MD, MSc, FACS -- the David Myers, MD, Professor and Chair of the Department of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine and Director of the Temple Head & Neck Institute -- has been named Editor-in-Chief-Elect of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, the official publication of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Foundation (AAO-HNSF), a major journal in the field.
Dr. Schmalbach’s term as Editor-in-Chief begins October 1, 2022. Concurrent with this role, she will also serve as Editor-in-Chief of the journal’s online companion, OTO Open. She was Deputy Editor of these publications from 2014-to 2018, Associate Editor from 2011 to 2014, and has been a multi-year star reviewer.
A fellowship-trained head and neck, microvascular, and skull base surgeon, Dr. Schmalbach is a leading national expert in cutaneous cancers of the head and neck -- and a researcher, administrator, educator and mentor. She is recipient of numerous awards and honors for clinical excellence and professional leadership, including the Distinguished Service and Cochrane Scholar Awards of the AAO-HNSF. A former Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Air Force (USAF) Medical Corps (1998 to 2013), Dr. Schmalbach earned numerous commendations for military service, including the USAF Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, NATO Medal, and American Legion Military Excellence Award.